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The 2021 MLA Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:44pm
LLC Pre-14th-Century Chinese Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The 2021 General Call for Papers

 (LLC Pre-14th-Century Chinese Forum)

(MLA Annual Convention Jan 7-10, 2021, Toronto) The following is a summary of call for papers from three panel sessions. The deadline of abstract submission is March 15, 2020. Abstract submission details are at the end of each panel description.

 

1.      Panel Title: Animal Perversions

 

Short description:

This session will examine the eroticization (or non-eroticization) of particular animals within the pre-14th century Chinese cultural sphere, with specific attention to questions of sexuality, fetish, ethics, and species identity.

 

Details:

Envisioning Temporality in South Asian Studies: Anticolonial Past, Resistant Present and Radical Futures

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:56pm
Sritama Chatterjee
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Paper proposals of 300 words and a 100 word bio-note are invited for South Asian Literary Association(SALA) nominated *guaranteed panel for MLA 2021* to be held in Toronto from 7th to 10th January, 2021

Deadline: 12th March, 2020. 

Short Description of the panel :

What are the modalities through which time is lived and imagined in South Asia? Abstracts of 300 words are invited by 12th March, 2020.

Sritama Chatterjee, University of Pittsburgh (src88@pitt.edu)

Teaching and CFP: MLA 2021, Training in Irish Studies for 2021 and Beyond: Where to Next?

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:55pm
MLA Irish Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A recent assessment of the state of the humanities (Williams, “The New Humanities,” Chronicle of Higher Education, 14 Nov. 2019) speaks of the rise of “hybrid humanities” -- increasingly collaborative research ventures built around subjects and approaches such as the environment, digital methods, global networks, and public-facing scholarship. And proficiency, if not mastery, in a second discipline after graduate school seems to be an emerging interest (and even need) among researchers according to an upcoming report on the needs of faculty in literature and writing studies conducted by Ithaka S+R and the MLA International Bibliography.

 

Contested Archives and the Intellectual Histories of Indian Modernity: From the Precolonial to the Postcolonial

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 11:12am
Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Call for Papers: Workshop on Indian Intellectual History

Friday, 29th May, 2020. (Deadline for abstract submission: 20th March, 2020)

Faculty of History, University of Cambridge.

 

Contested Archives and the Intellectual Histories of Indian Modernity: From the Precolonial to the Postcolonial

 

Dostoevsky at 200: International Receptions (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
International Dostoevsky Society / Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Considerable research has been devoted to Fyodor Dostoevsky's incorporation of non-Russian art and texts as inspiration for his writing. Comparatively less attention, however, has been to paid to the immense influence the author's own life and works have had on literature, drama, philosophy, and art. This panel seeks to explore Dostoevsky's reception, as a man and as an author, by 20th and 21st century world writers and artists. It is co-sponsored by the International Dostoevsky Society and the Reception Study Society in celebration of the author's 200th year.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to: 

Love Beyond the (Hu)man

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:40pm
Dr. Lilith Acadia & Dr. Clare Tebbutt, Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

 Love Beyond the (Hu)man  

Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute

Dublin, Ireland | 26 June, 2020

 

Donna Haraway and her tree snails, Alice Walker and Marley,

Lotte Laserstein’s “Self-portrait with a cat,” Lazi’s crocodile…

Finding Home: Migration, Placemaking & Research Creation Symposium

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:54pm
Ryerson University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Call for Proposals

Finding Home: Migration, Placemaking & Research Creation Symposium

May 22-23

Ryerson University, Toronto

 

Finding Home: Migration, Placemaking & Research Creation,  a 2-day symposium May 22-23 at Ryerson University in Toronto, invites scholars, policy-makers, artists, migrants and other stakeholders to join us in round table discussions, performances, film screenings and workshops. The symposium is the culminating event of a SSHRC-funded 2-year international project examining the concept of home for forced migrants of all identities, using arts-based research. 

 

MLA 2021 - Bureaucratic Poetics

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:49pm
Alexandra Irimia / Western University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This proposal for a special session panel at the 2021 MLA Convention (Toronto, Jan 7-10) invites 250-word abstracts for critical, theoretical, and comparative explorations of literary works involving bureaucratic subjects, settings, and tropes. Particular emphasis falls on clerk figures and paperwork, analyzed in their poetic and narrative complexities.

 

Please send your abstracts to airimia2@uwo.ca by March 15.

 

Official call:

https://mla.confex.com/mla/2021/webprogrampreliminary/Paper12865.html

Economy and Value of Time in Boredom

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:49pm
MLA 2021 Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This special session invites papers examining the problem of time in boredom in 19th-20th century literature, particularly in the context of value and economy of time in relation to boredom. Please send 250 word abstracts and short bios by March 15, 2020 

 

 

International Conference on Storytelling, (Auto)Biography and (Auto)Ethnography

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:41pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 10, 2020

“Narrating Lives” - International Conference on Storytelling, (Auto)Biography and (Auto)Ethnography28-29 August 2020 - Malta

organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Life-history approach occupies the central place in conducting and producing  (auto)biographical and (auto)ethnographic studies through the understanding of self, other, and culture. We construct and develop conceptions and practices by engaging with memory through narrative, in order to negotiate ambivalences and uncertainties of the world and to represent (often traumatic) experiences.

International Conference: Narratives of Temporality: Continuities, Discontinuities, Ruptures

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:40pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

International Conference:Narratives of Temporality: Continuities, Discontinuities, Rupture25 July 2020 - Cambridge, UKorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

This conference will provide a deeper look into the dynamic and complex relation between construction, codes, language, expression, on one side and the crisis of representations, traumas, discontinuities and tensions in discourses, on the other. This will be conducted according to three research areas:

Lucania between Film and Ecology

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:37pm
Univeristy of Basilicata, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

LiFE 2020 Conference

Lucania between Film and Ecology
Bodies, Environments, Representations

 

July 14-15, 2020
Matera, Italy

Deadline for submissions: 15th March 2020

 

BAVS 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:11pm
British Association for Victorian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

BAVS 2020
BAVS2020.com
Call for Papers

Join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the British Association for Victorian Studies!
20-22 July, 2020, in Birmingham.

"Hollywood and the Holocaust" Conference Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:04pm
Elyce Rae Helford / Middle Tennessee State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020

I seek original papers for a panel on "Hollywood and the Holocaust" for Middle Tennessee State University's Holocaust and Genocide Studies Conference in Murfreesboro (near Nashville), TN, Oct 21-23.

Specific topics may emphasize a single director or film or address a theme or representational style. My goal is to include some diversity of approach and paper subject within the broad field of Hollywood cinema's engagement with the Holocaust, 1930s-present.

There is potential for future publication via journal special issue or published conference volume.

MLA 2020 CFP: Lawrence in the Era of #MeToo

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:02pm
D.H. Lawrence Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

  Social controversy, gender, sexual violence, predatory behavior - how does Lawrence respond? How do we respond to him? Abstracts of 250 wds. 

Political Radicalism and British Romanticism MLA Toronto 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:59pm
Robert L Berger
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

I am in the process of organizing a panel for MLA 2021 in Toronto which runs January 7th through the 10th. This panel seeks contemporary readings of British Romantic texts, especially those exploring the formations of Empire, Orient and Enemies, Power/discourse, and Performative Acts of Resistance. If you are interested and would be able to attend the conference please send abstracts of 250 words and a short bio to rberger11ec@elmira.edu

The Persistent Past in Mediterranean Thought

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Michael Allan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Oregon and Dr. Edwige Tamalet Talbayev Associate Professor of French, Tulane University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Interplay of past and present, nostalgia and melancholia, classical and contemporary, in literature, philosophy or film of the Mediterranean region. 250-word abstracts due March 1stto 

Arabic and the Non-Human

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Yasmine Khayyat, Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Arabic and the Non-Human: This panel aims to uncover and rethink the status of the non-human in the Arabic literary tradition; How has the line between human and non-human played out in Arabic literature, film, media? 250-word abstracts due March 1st to yasmine.khayyat@rutgers.edu

CFP: What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:44pm
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies

12-15 October 2020, POLIN Museum, Warsaw

We invite scholars working in Jewish studies to propose panels for the international interdisciplinary conference “What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies.” The aim of the conference is to explore new directions in the study of East and Central European Jews.

The History of the Book and the Future of the World

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:41pm
Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (BSANZ) is pleased to announce the 2020 conference with the theme The History of the Book and the Future of the World, to be hosted at the State Library of South Australia Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1 December. There will be a Rare Book Librarians Day event on Wednesday 2 December.

Conference website https://sites.google.com/view/bsanz-conference-2020/home

‘Mutual Intelligibility: Language, Culture, Cognition’

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:39pm
University of Surrey (Guildford, UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

‘Mutual Intelligibility: Language, Culture, Cognition’

University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

18-19 June 2020

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Deadline for submissions: Friday 13 March 2020 to milcc2020@gmail.com

 

Persistence in the Digital World: Rights, Movements, Knowledge and Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:37pm
MLA 2021, Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Inviting abstracts for the MLA panel: Persistence in the Digital World: Rights, Movements, Knowledge and Humanities

How does the networked public seize digital means and build new frontiers of knowledge and rights? What new forms of social movements and humanities in digital spaces sustain hopes for persistence? Send 400-word abstracts to rianka.roy@gmail.com.

Link: https://mla.confex.com/mla/2021/webprogrampreliminary/Paper12576.html

Rianka Roy, PhD

University of Connecticut

Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:25pm
The University of Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Call for Papers

Event:                  Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference

When:                  Thursday, October 1 – Saturday, October 3, 2020

Where:                University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

The 2020 ELLAK International Conference “The Age of AI and Machine Translation: What Can Language, Literature, and Education Do?”

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:02pm
English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

2020 Call for Papers: The 2020 ELLAK International Conference

“The Age of AI and Machine Translation: What Can Language, Literature, and Education Do?”

 

- Organized by the English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)

- Venue: Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea

- Date: December 17-19, 2020

- Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2020

- Notification of Acceptance: August 15, 2020

- Deadline of papers for the proceedings: October 31, 2020

 

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE Transcodification: Literatures - Arts - Media, ICLA/CLAM Conference, L'Aquila (Italy), July 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:57pm
First Conference of the ICLA Research Committee on Literatures/Arts/Media (CLAM)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020

First Conference of the ICLA Research Committee on Literatures/Arts/Media (CLAM)
Transcodification: Literatures - Arts - Media

Department of Humanities – Excellence Program 2018-2022 
July 1-3, 2020 – University of L’Aquila (Italy)

Conference: British Travels to Germany (September 3-5, 2020)

updated: 
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 3:08am
Prinz Albert Gesellschaft (Coburg, Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

For centuries, the close ties between Britain and Germany have found expression not least on the level of personal travel. Travellers came from Britain to Germany for a host of occasions and with the most diverse aims, expectations, and preconceptions. This conference explores the reports produced about their experiences in German lands by travellers from England, Scotland, and Ireland since the Middle Ages.

MMLA 2020 Conference - Cultures of Collectivity

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:42pm
The Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

For its 2020 Convention, the Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes—especially, but not exclusively—proposals that broadly reflect aspects of its conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity.”  We invite proposals for individual papers as well as for fully assembled panels or roundtables.

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